Event Details 


Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE) YB Yeoh Soon Hin announced the comeback of Penang Bridge International Marathon Virtual Run 2021, featuring brand-new challenges and conventional marathon categories. 


Themed #ARunTowardsNormalcy, the virtual run is complimentary for all and can accommodate runners from across the globe. Registrations for the race begin 20 October 2021. Meanwhile, the race will commence on 0000 (12am) of 21 November 2021 and end at 2359 (11.59pm) of 20 December 2021 following GMT+8.  


All runners must complete their registration and connect one tracking app or GPS wearables to BiiB, and ensure that the tracking app, which has been successfully synced, is turned on before the run to record the distance.




  • 22 October 2021 (00:00)
  • 19 December 2021 (23:59) 


  • 21 November 2021 (00:00)
  • 20 December 2021 (23:59) 
    • All results must be submitted before the end of the challenge. No late submission is accepted. 


  • DIGITAL *Please obey the current movement conditional order in your area and social distancing rules.






Distance Category Group Category Group
42 KM

Open (Men & Women)

(18 to 39 yrs)

Veteran (Men & Women)

(40 yrs and above)

21 KM

Open (Men & Women)

(18 to 39 yrs)

Veteran (Men & Women)

(40 yrs and above)

10 KM

Open (Men & Women)

(18 yrs and above)

Junior (Boys & Girls)

(13 to 17 yrs)

5 KM

Fun Run*

Open (Men & Women)

(13 yrs and above)




The speed challenges for PBIM VR 2021 are applicable for 5km, 10km, 21km (Half Marathon) and 42km (Full Marathon). No race packs or finisher medals will be awarded upon completion, but participants will be eligible for the e-certificate if the race is completed within the respective qualifying time:

  • 7 hours (42KM Full Marathon)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes (21KM Half Marathon)

  • 2 hours (10KM)

  • 1 hour 15 minutes (5KM Fun Run)



Distance Men Open Women Open Men Veteran Women Veteran Junior Boys Junior Girls
42KM Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 - -
21KM Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 - -
10KM Top 10 Top 10 - - Top 10

Top 10



To purchase the official merchandise for the event, please visit

Emico: https://emico.com.my/store/

Brooks: https://pbim.sportsparagon.com/


Any enquiries regarding the purchase or the deliver, please contact the official Merchandise partner. 




R1: Participants are only allowed to submit active outdoor distance tracked activities. Step Count activity/app will NOT be accepted.


R2: Participants to ensure that all activities are;

  1. From an active outdoor running/walking activity. Tracking your steps/walk over the whole day is not an active activity. 

  2. Synced/submitted within 48 hours of completing the activity and before the event ends 20/12/2021 (23:59 GMT +8). Late submissions will not be accepted.

  3. Submitted with the necessary information; Start date and time, duration, distance and route.

See full list of Rules in the ‘Submission of results’ section in the Terms and Conditions.



Frequently Asked Questions


For general and technical questions please visit General & Technical FAQ

For event related FAQ, please refer below:


Q1 : Must I complete the mileage within one activity?
A1 : Yes, you must complete the mileage within one activity. 


Q2 : Do I need to submit the result daily?
A2 : Result submission is required to be done within 48 hours after the end of the activity and before event ends 20/12/2021 (23:59 GMT+8). 


Q3 : Is it limited to outdoor runs only?
A3 : Yes, only active outdoor distance tracked activities with route are allowed.


Q4 : Who is eligible to participate in this event?
A4 : This event is open to all but categories are dependent on age groups.


Q5 : How will I receive the awards? 
A5 : The awards will be sent by PBIM, please contact them for more info.


Q6 : How will I receive the merchandise?
A6 : Your merchandise will be sent by Emico, please contact them for more info.


Q7 : Will my mileage be collected before the event date count?
A7 : No, your mileage will be collected from the date and time the event starts and after you have successfully registered.


Q8 : What do I do if I entered the wrong information during registration?
A8 : Please email us at [email protected] with the changes you want to make.  


Contact Us

For any inquiries on the event and entitlement, please contact the Event Organiser through their hotline number at 60 17-581 5133 or email at [email protected]


For any other inquiries and technical issues please contact us at: [email protected].


We will get back to you as soon as possible within 3 working days, our business hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays).


Terms and Conditions

You can find the terms and conditions of the event and the rewards here: Terms and Conditions